Monday, April 15, 2024

Inside The Game of Thrones Bar

One of the finer aspects of George R.R. Martin’s Game Of Thrones’ A Song of Ice and Fire series is how fully imagined the world is. With five novels, various supplemental works, and the most popular TV series running on the planet, it’s easy for any fan to lose themselves in the world Martin has created.

With few exceptions, however, that’s mostly existed in the imagination. Fans could tap into their minds to experience Martin’s world, but they couldn’t see the plains and taste the spirits. That is, until now.

An Edinburgh bar has teamed with The Pop Up Geeks to create Blood & Wine, a Game of Thrones bar opened every Wednesday and Thursday through February.

Via The Pop Up Geeks:

From the arid deserts of Dorne to the snowy peaks of the north, a huge amount of alcohol is required to help peasants and lords alike through the woes of life in Westeros.

Our Maesters have sifted through scrolls, trawled through parchments and painstakingly sampled the many wines, ales, spirits and infusions found within the pages of George R.R Martin’s epic ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series to source only the finest that the Seven Kingdoms have to offer.

From photos, the specificity of details leaves no stone unturned. The bar includes house sigils like House Stark, broadswords, “Frey Pies,” Dornish wines, a Wanted Poster for The Hound, “Sansa’s Lemon Pies” and more. They also feature Icelandic Mountain Vodka made by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the actor who plays Ser Gregor Clegane, a.ka. The Mountain.

Blood & Wine isn’t associated with either Martin or the HBO series, but instead inspired by the world depicted from the media. According to DRAM Scotland, The Pop Up Geeks have plans to produce more pop culture-themed bars in the Edinburgh area with themes from Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and Stranger Things to come.

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